Investigations: Still Digging

Spadeful by spadeful, diggers flung earth up from the grave of Henry Marshall, the Texas-based U.S. Department of Agriculture official who first started investigating the Billie Sol Estes scandal. Marshall had been declared a suicide, despite evidence that made suicide all but incredible. Now, with the Estes case bursting all over the horizon, he was being exhumed for an autopsy by a five-expert team headed by Houston Pathologist Joseph A. Jachimczyk. The team's finding: "From the reasonable medical probabilities, it was homicide." This was perhaps the understatement of the year. Marshall, 51, was the Agriculture official in charge of cotton...

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